KON Membership Eligibility

Membership Eligibility: Collegiate

To become a traditional Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) collegiate member, an individual must be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled full or part-time in a degree granting program, at a college or university with an active chapter of KON. Students in online-only programs within the chapter's unit(s) are also eligible for membership. Any chapter, at its discretion, may establish higher collegiate eligibility criteria, based on academic requirements.

Undergraduate students must:

  • Have declared a major in one of the human sciences,
  • Have completed 45 semester hours or equivalent, and
  • Rank in the top 30% of their class in the unit

Graduate students must:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate program in one of the human sciences,
  • Have completed 12 semester hours of graduate work or equivalent, and
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

To see if your school has a chapter, visit our chapter page. If you meet these requirements and are interested in membership, please contact the primary adviser listed on the chapter page or contact [email protected].

If you meet these requirements and your school doesn’t have an active KON chapter, see our guidelines for chartering a chapter or contact [email protected].

Membership Eligibility: Professional

Alumni of collegiate chapters are considered professional members. Professionals not initiated at the undergraduate or graduate level may be elected to professional membership if they meet the following criteria:

  • have made a distinctive contribution to their profession,
  • earned one or more degrees in a profession in the human sciences
  • an undergraduate class rank in the top 25% or a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale as a graduate student.

Professional Membership Application Form

Discrimination Statement:

Kappa Omicron Nu eligibility is determined only by the above academic criteria. We do restrict prospective members to those with exceptional scholarship. Members may also be dismissed for not meeting chapter requirements (some chapters require completing program credit hours or a service project to earn cords).

No prospective member or member may be denied or excluded based on race, color, gender, gender expression, age, religion, sexual orientation or preference, marital status, physical ability, military status, or any other characteristic.

If you feel that you have been discriminated against on the grounds listed above, please contact your local chapter adviser. If they do not satisfactorily address the issue, please contact the national office at [email protected].

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